History Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Peterson

Level 3 History teaches students analytical and critical thinking skills that build on previous years’ work. Students who have not studied History before will be introduced to key historical skills and concepts that will continue to be valuable beyond Year 13. The context of the course will look at the importance of the Treaty of Waitangi, its subsequent consequences and how the wrongs of the past are redressed through actions of the Waitangi Tribunal. For the internal assessment component of the course students will explore local West Auckland history. Both assessments allow for students to choose an aspect of local history to research and report on. Students will complete both internal and external standards in this subject.

Course Overview

Term 1
In Term 1 students will start the process of choosing a local piece of history to research. The scope is broad with the only constraint being West Auckland as the focus of the research. The research will include going to the West Auckland Research Centre to gain primary and secondary evidence. The information will be collated into a research portfolio. The second assessment will use the same information (and more) to write a report on the research done in the first internal. These two assessments will take place during all of Term 1 with the second assessment being completed within the first 2 weeks of Term 2

Term 2
Once the second assessment is completed students will begin looking at the Treaty of Waitangi in order to complete the requirements for this external paper. The Treaty is widely considered as our founding document yet many do not understand what caused the Treaty to be signed in 1840 and how since that time there have been many consequences for Maori, the Crown and society as a whole.

Term 3
This term sees the completion of the essay topic on the Treaty and shifts to using many of the skills learnt in the two internal assessments and with the essay to be able to complete the second external paper on analysing historical sources. The analysis of historical evidence allows students to apply learnt skills throughout the year to that of unfamiliar historical sources in the external examinations.

Term 4
Term 4 is used to revise and prepare for the external examinations. Based on the preliminary examinations the four weeks will be focused on areas that require further clarification and practice.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry, however an interest in local, national and global history as well confidence in writing are beneficial.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91434 v2 History 3.1 - Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources
5r *
A.S. 91435 v2 History 3.2 - Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
5r *
A.S. 91436 v2 History 3.3 - Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
4r,4w *
A.S. 91438 v2 History 3.5 - Analyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical event
6r,6w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

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